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that's higher than vietnam cambodia india nepal bangaldesh sri lanka for long stay 6months.

RP philipines immigrations should adjust the price tag to 100 $ to make it Competitive in asia pacific.

why do they ask for return tickets? it only creat opportunities for immigration staff in manila cebu airport conniving with airlines staffs to extort more commission for themselves.

From August 1, 2013 visa on arrival is now 30 days.

I was asked to show return ticket at Immigration arrival,

and they had poster saying outbound ticket must be shown.

Long stay visa in Philippines is now a reality from August 1, 2013.

6 months long stay visa cost 8450 Php or $ 195 at todays exchange rate.

Long stay visa must be applied for at Manila Intramuros only.

1$ = 43.26 peso buying rate today.

1$ = 30.84 baht buying rate today.

Asia2000

Cebu

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For my last trip, I bought a "throwaway" Cebu Pacific ticket Manila - Kota Kinabalu for $20, which is cheaper than the $50 CP charge to change the dates of a return flight. I was only asked to produce it at the airline check-in desk (the idiot check-in clerk at Siem Reap airport had no idea where Kota Kinabalu is though, lol).

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For my last trip, I bought a "throwaway" Cebu Pacific ticket Manila - Kota Kinabalu for $20, which is cheaper than the $50 CP charge to change the dates of a return flight. I was only asked to produce it at the airline check-in desk (the idiot check-in clerk at Siem Reap airport had no idea where Kota Kinabalu is though, lol).

you should go cebupacific website for web chechin serivices , printed out boarding pass by yourself, then just head to boarding gate directly , no need to bother those indiots at checkin desk...

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For my last trip, I bought a "throwaway" Cebu Pacific ticket Manila - Kota Kinabalu for $20, which is cheaper than the $50 CP charge to change the dates of a return flight. I was only asked to produce it at the airline check-in desk (the idiot check-in clerk at Siem Reap airport had no idea where Kota Kinabalu is though, lol).

you should go cebupacific website for web chechin serivices , printed out boarding pass by yourself, then just head to boarding gate directly , no need to bother those indiots at checkin desk...

You still have to deal with them if you have checked bags.

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you just drop your luggage at checkin counter with your webcheckin boarding pass, receiving your luggage tags, that's it..(pls make sure ur luggage within 15kg )

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From August 1, 2013 visa on arrival is now 30 days.

I was asked to show return ticket at Immigration arrival,

and they had poster saying outbound ticket must be shown.

Long stay visa in Philippines is now a reality from August 1, 2013.

6 months long stay visa cost 8450 Php or $ 195 at todays exchange rate.

Long stay visa must be applied for at Manila Intramuros only.

1$ = 43.26 peso buying rate today.

1$ = 30.84 baht buying rate today.

Asia2000

Cebu

Naturally the Philippines Immigration website still says 21 days http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=37

ever efficient...

Cathay Pacific makes a drama out of having a return ticket. The check-in staff insist on printing out the return ticket during check-in.

Never asked at immigration in manila or Cebu.

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I arrived late July direct flight to Cebu, and all their Immigration check point had a poster saying 'return ticket must be shown'. And Yes, I was asked to show it.

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I was doing some research on things, and came across this.

LSVVE:

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/visa-requirements/non-immigrant-visa/temporary-visitor-visa/long-stay-visitor-visa-extension-lsvve

You can extend 6 months within the country, as someone else said -- in Manila only for now -- up to a total of 16 months for 1 entry.

So if you get 30 days on initial, your last "6 month" extension attempt would be limited to 3 months or so, being capped at that 16 month.

30d(1m)+6m+6m = ~13 months

I guess its debatable whether that would be worth it, or leaving and re-entering to get the full 6m out of it.

If thats not long enough, then there are retirement options starting at 35 years old smile.png

SRRV: http://www.pra.gov.ph/main/srrv_program?page=1

Take care folks,

--M

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It costs the same to just renew every 2 months. If you are in a province, it takes 10 minutes. In Manila. about an hour. Cebu is 10min at the mall, 1.5hr at the main office.

After 6 months when you are ready to leave, you must get an exit clearance.

Tons of info on the Phils expats sites.

Yuop, need an exit ticket to get in. If you need more than 16 months, pay about the same amount as a 2mo extension for a flight to Malysia ;-)

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I have googled looking for a comprehensive forum group about the Philippines but there is too many and most seem to have very sparse use. Anyone recommend one anywhere near as useful as Thaivisa?

I'm looking for a lot of general sub-forums like we have here, anyone?

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@jmccarty

Nothing similar to Thaivisa, due to far less expats in PI, and they're all over the country.

A few forums, but few members and not much activity compared with Thaivisa.

Will send you a PM (links/names to other forums not allowed here)

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It should be noted that with extensions you can now stay in the Philippines up to a maximum of 3 years on a single entry. Once you hit the 16 month mark you have to file a legal document called a "motion for consideration" with immigration.

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